Why do we use bond funds to replace and add new technology?
Our current operating budget cannot support large technology purchases without taking dollars away from other instructional programs. This bond package includes needed improvements to technology infrastructure and additional equipment to support classroom technologies needed for 21st Century learning.
The district does not have to pay recapture to the state on bond dollars, so it is more beneficial to use bonds for technology purposes. The technology portion of the bonds is repaid over a shorter term (5 years) than the other projects.
Plano ISD's curriculum and technology needs, which total $73,935,000 in this bond proposal, grew out of the intensive study of focus groups conducted among school faculty and staff, students and parents that resulted in a state-approved 2013-2016 Plano ISD Technology Plan.